- Paperback: 202 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; F First Edition edition (May 1, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691018472
- ISBN-13: 978-0691018478
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,085,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Word and Image, Bollingen Series XCVII, Vol. 2 Paperback – May 1, 1983
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"For Jungians this is a family album as well as an exhibition of the universe around this remarkable man. For the general reader it is the best short exposition of his ideas and life available; the pictures are a bonus."--The Los Angeles Times
Text: English, German (translation)
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This book came about as a pictorial volume of an exhibition that was held in Zurich in 1975 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jung's birth. But it was the intention of the author to offer more than a catalogue of the exhibition. The end result gave us an intimate portrait of Jung where we have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of his inner life. This biography is not very much concerned with the main events of Jung's life, or his accomplishments. Instead it has been constructed around the development of his philosophy through the various experiences of his life. This approach allows the reader to witness the evolution of Jung's inner growth, from childhood to the end of his life.
Having served as the secretary of the C.G. Jung Institute, and afterwards as Jung's personal secretary, Aniela Jaffé had a deep understanding of his philosophy and an intimate knowledge of Jung the man. And she was the co-author of "Memories, Dreams, and Reflection", Jung's famous autobiography. We actually find many quotes from that book in "Word and Image". Many people are likely to view this book as a simple introduction to Carl Jung for interested individuals who would not already be familiar with him or his work; and this was likely the main intention behind that endeavour. But it turned out to be much more than that for me. This book allowed me to immerse myself in Jung's inner world. And that is something no other biography of Jung that I had read before have ever been able to achieve for me.
Jaffé was in close contact with Jung until he died and it is like if he was still with her when she worked on this book. What makes it so special is that Jaffé was able to convey Jung's inner atmosphere like no one else has ever done before or since. I don't know why exactly but I was deeply moved by this book. But of course I cannot guarantee that Jaffé's magic spell will work equally well on anyone who will read this book. In any event it would still make a nice coffee table book where each Word carries meaning and every Image touches the soul.